Researcher biography

Dr Chelsea Dobbins is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at The University of Queensland. She is co-leader of the Empathic Extended Reality & Pervasive Computing Lab within ITEE. Her research focuses on the detection of emotions using smartphones/wearable sensors and personal informatics. This includes areas such as lifelogging, pervasive computing, digital health, human computer interaction, machine learning, mobile computing, mobile/wearable sensors, human digital memories, signal processing, and physiological computing. Her research has been supported by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for work related to developing a mobile lifelogging platform to detect negative emotions during real-life driving.

Chelsea received her BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering and PhD in Computer Science, focusing on Human Digital Memories and Lifelogging, from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). She is also an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and in 2016 received an ACM Computing Review Notable Article award for work related to mining multivariate temporal smart mobile data.

Featured projects Duration
Emotions and e-wearables

Areas of research